fix articles 27749, effective death penalty act
Biden Asked To Drop Execution Promoting Garland (tags)
Judge Garland as a prosecutor sought the death penalty, denied GTMO prisoners their rights, shut down third party voting rights, upheld the DEA's draconian classification of pot, paved the way for the ruling that $ was speech in Citizens United, was unmerciful re prisoners' clemency
Please Say No To Serially Executing Neal Gorsuch (tags)
May the US join the civilized 81% of the world which murders no prisoners
Duplicitous Obama Civil Rights Hyperbole (tags)
Waging War on Immigrants (tags)
OWS Activists Called Domestic Terrorists (tags)
Political Washington Abolishes Due Process Protections (tags)
Criminalizing OWS Protesters (tags)
Free Troy Davis! There?s No Justice in the Capitalist Courts! (tags)
Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the killing of an off-duty Savannah policeman. Davis was found ?guilty? based on dubious accounts that he confessed to the killing and questionable ?eyewitness? identifications that included false eyewitness testimony coerced by the cops. Seven of the prosecution?s nine ?eyewitnesses? have since recanted. The only holdouts are one man who may be the actual killer and another who initially denied being able to identify the shooter only to pin it on Davis two years later. Three of the eyewitnesses say their testimony was coerced by the police. New eyewitnesses have come forth identifying another suspect.
What Passes for Journalism and Opinion in America (tags)
America's Barbaric Death Penalty (tags)
Troy Davis Execution Date Expected Anytime --An interview with Laura Moye of Amnesty Intl. (tags)
Laura Moye is director of the Amnesty International USA Death Penalty Abolition Campaign. Moye talks about Troy Davis, an African American on death row for over 19 years. Following a recent US Supreme Court ruling, his execution date is expected to be scheduled any day now. We must act to stop it!
Obama Year Two: Continued Betrayal and Failure (Part II) (tags)
What's Next for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3? (tags)
A federal appeals court just delivered a crushing blow to prisoners' rights. Yesterday, a ruling by a federal appeals court ensured that for the forseeable future, Albert Woodfox will remain right where he has been for the last three decades: in a 6 x 9 cell in the heart of America’s largest and most notorious prison.
The Flotilla Aftermath: Historical Perspective, Aftermath and Implications (tags)
Commandos had names and photos of activists to be assassinated
New UN Report Denounces America's Human Rights Record (tags)
America defiles human rights laws
Ruling Against Mumia Shows: No Justice in the Capitalist Courts (tags)
On March 27, the U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia reaffirmed the frame-up conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther Party spokesman and world-renowned radical journalist who has been locked up on Pennsylvania’s death row for more than a quarter century. After previously rejecting Mumia’s request to present evidence of his innocence, as well as a host of issues showing that he was railroaded by a racist court, the Court turned down Mumia’s request for a new trial. It upheld the 2001 ruling by a federal district judge that ordered a new hearing on the sentence, but limited the “choice” to the living hell of life imprisonment without parole ... or execution. Mumia is innocent. He was declared guilty and sentenced to die because of his revolutionary politics and because for years he had been a thorn in the side of the racist rulers of the misnamed “city of brotherly love.” Around the world, millions have come out in defense of Jamal. This latest ruling, like all those that preceded it, shows that the exploited and oppressed must have no faith in the racist injustice system. We call on the workers movement to mobilize its power to free Mumia now!
Zenger's Endorses Obama for President (tags)
With the strongest progressive choices for the Democratic Presidential nomination, Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards, out of the race, Barack Obama is the only candidate left who offers a fresh vision instead of either a continuation of the Bush administration or a return to the trivial, gridlocked politics of the 1990's. On international affairs and the so-called "war on terror," Bill Clinton's policies were little better than Bush's.
Life in Occupied Gaza (tags)
The current Gaza crisis reviewed.
"Worthy and Unworthy Victims" (tags)
Bush administration police state tactics targeting innocent victims
THE WAR ON IMMIGRANTS (tags)
THE US WAR AGAINST IMMIGRANTS IN THEIR FIGHT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE
Bush's Immigration Trap (tags)
Labor: Organize the Unorganized!
The Vile and Self-Defeating Betrayal That is Bipartisanship (tags)
The Democrats finally had a plan to put a wrench in the Republican juggernaut—a shutdown of the Senate. And what did they do? Let a bunch of sell-out DLC-types blow it with a bi-partisan compromise that will just put more right-wing judges on the appellate bench. ----------------
Watchdog Nation (tags)
Who's watching the watchers? How the ADL and SPLC have moved into goosestepping tandem with the FBI to observe the people..
National Task Force Established to Free Mumia (tags)
report on a national meeting of Mumia Abu-Jamal activists
WWP candidates condemn RNC/police repression (tags)
THE STREETS BELONG TO THE PEOPLE!
Scary, Scary John Kerry (tags)
Well at least Kerry is an environmentalist though, right? Not exactly. Despite John Kerry’s cozy relationship with ghoulish green organizations like the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters, he should not be mistaken for a friend of nature. Kerry does not support the Kyoto Protocol, and as he told Grist Magazine in an interview last year, “[The Kyoto agreement] doesn't ask enough of developing nations, the nations that are going to be producing much greater emissions and which we need to get on the right course now through technology transfer.” Somebody should mention to Senator Kerry that currently, despite the US accounting for only 4% of the world's population, we still emit over a quarter of the globe’s Co2. But no, Kerry won’t call on the US to set an example to developing countries, that would asking too much of the US. And just last year Kerry decided not to cast a vote against a portion of Bush’s chainsaw Forest Plan (HR 1904), which authorized $760 million to thin out dense national forests under the pretext of increasing ecosystem health. This, combined with his support for Fast Track legislation, bombing of Afghanistan, and chemical fumigation in Colombia to counter coca and opium production -- provides us with a clear indication that not only is Kerry not an environmentalist, he’s also not that good at pretending to be.
The fallacy of the 'anybody but Bush' movement (tags)
Just because Bush is a reactionary, that does not make Kerry a progressive. In fact Kerry, or whoever might have been chosen by the Democratic Party as a candidate to take over the running of the capitalist state, would be a solid representative of U.S. imperialism whose goal would be to strengthen and expand its domination on the world arena.
"The Corporations Are Coming! The Corporations Are Coming!" (tags)
integrity is evidenced from his remarks in an interview about sitting in on democratic meetings and seeing what goes on, he said they make all their decisions based on polls ?? "It's Sick", he said. I have a message for these wayward writers who are taking turns, in a deliberate, orchestrated smear campaign to impugn a modern-day prophet and refuse to recognize, and hence INSULT, the burdgeoning grassroots movement arising from the awakened masses. HERE is The Message---this beautiful movement can only be delayed ,Never stopped because it has Founding Father energy and LightWorkers and healers who Love this Land and the principles of Liberty, Equality and Unity and are working very hard to co-create a New Covenant to give to posterity ! We are alive, real and in tune with the higher cause of our existence.
February 20th - National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants (tags)
We call on people everywhere to come together on the 3rd National Day of Solidarity to resist the scapegoating and criminalization of Muslim, Arab and South Asian immigrants! Take action and speak out on February 20th, 2004 as part of the National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab, and South Asian Immigrants!
The Democrats don’t deserve our support (tags)
There is no reason to assume, as many do, that a Gore presidency would have avoided war after September 11. Clinton oversaw UN-sponsored sanctions against Iraq that led to the deaths of more than 1 million Iraqis, and U.S. warplanes dropped bombs on Iraq almost daily during his time in office. And Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act in 1998, calling for the U.S. "to seek to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein." Clinton’s Secretary of State Madeleine Albright admits in a recent Foreign Affairs article, "I personally felt [Bush’s new Iraq] war was justified on the basis of Saddam’s decade-long refusal to comply with UN Security Council resolutions on weapons of mass destruction."
Why Being Anti-War Means Being Anti-Imperialist By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
It isn't enough to simply say, "Bring the Troops Home", as some have said. For to do so only means, 'bring them home today, to unleash them on some other unsuspecting people tomorrow.'
Sherman Austin: Counterpunch Article (tags)
A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey The Case of Sherman Martin Austin By MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN
A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey (tags)
A Strange and Tragic Legal Journey The Case of Sherman Martin Austin By MERLIN CHOWKWANYUN
40 YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
It's been 40 long years since the much-heralded "March on Washington." Almost 1/2 a century -- and what is our condition today?
URGENT: MUMIA NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW! (tags)
Mumia Abu-Jamal in bad health.
BIG BROTHER GETS BIGGER—Domestic Spying & the Global Intelligence Working Group (tags)
With virtually no media coverage or public scrutiny, a major reorganization of the US domestic law enforcement intelligence apparatus is well underway and, in fact, is partially completed.
Warning! The USA Patriot Act and Other Dangerous Things (tags)
SIMONE! By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
"She sang songs with bite, and grit, and pride and longing... and rage. Deep, down, boneset rage, at how cheaply life was lived for Africans in America. "
Mumia’s Life Is Not Safe! (tags)
Racist Governor Ed Randell Promises The Execution Of Mumia Abu-Jamal
The Latest New "War on Terrorism" (tags)
The declaration of the Bush administration to wage open-ended "war" against international terrorism will have definite implications for dissent at home. They estimate the campaign will last five to ten years.